MICRONEEDLING WITH THE DERMAROLLER®
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Scars are the visible final state of a skin healing process. For physicians, scars are a source of frustration since in most cases little or nothing can be done to improve them - but this is not correct. Compared with all the technical and medical advances, when it comes to scar therapy, medicine is more or less helpless and impotent. Orthodox medicine usually considers scar treatment "to be very difficult"! And, if we are honest, once a scar forms, it is the least of concerns for physicians. Scars so far lived a shadowy existence. But this has changed!
Useful hint: We recommend the study of the best book ever written about Scar treatment, published January 2013:
ATLAS of SCAR Treatment and correction. Author: Igor Safonov, MD. Publisher: SPRINGER (www.springer.com). ISBN hard cover: 978-3-642-29195-1
Any disruption of tissue integrity ends up in a scar, at least when the disruption is deeper than 0.5 mm (from the surface, see Dunkin et al.). After wounding fibroblasts synthesize collagen in a parallel bundle formation for wound closure. Transforming Growth Factors, TGF-β1 and β2 are responsible for this format. Scars normally end up in a depressed form (hypotrophic scar) below the skin’s surface. However, when scars located in a body region with permanent tension and pressure they develop in the opposite direction and are elevated above the skin, so-called hypertrophic scars. Keloids are a special form of a hypertrophic scar with uncontrolled growth. Under all circumstances such keloids need the attention of a specialist.
Many may have experienced that scars degrade over time - they become less visible. There must be a reason behind. We found it with the cooperation of Biosciences Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA/USA. Some years ago, Don Owen, MD, head of the research detected some specific genes on a skin model after microneedling. He observed a gene up-regulation of specific MMPs (Matrix-Metallo-Proteinase) in the range of several hundred percent. MMP1 for instance plays a vital role in fibroblast proliferation but in scars it acts the opposite. MMPs’ final inhibitor is the regained balance between trans epidermal- and the resting potential of our dermal cells. The steel of microneedles has no therapeutic effect as such, but it initiates a relatively complex process for cell proliferation without any trace of a scar. The sharper the needle - with the possible smallest tip radius - the better. Dull needles od poor quality often cause an additional trauma.
Since the scar formation of a hypotrophic scar is much thinner than a hypertrophic scar, it is comprehensible that a depressed scar, like an acne scar, recovers faster than an elevated one. The first visible results can be seen after weeks, but thick scars may need several months.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TREAT YOURSELF WITH MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS. IT MAY END UP IN A DISASTER!!!
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